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Do middle-income countries really get more aid than low-income countries?

Hans Rosling, using ODI data, said that middle income countries get three times as much aid as low income countries, per person in poverty. Actually low income countries get 79% more aid per poor person than middle income countries.

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Aid transparency: are we nearly there?

There is good news and bad news in the 2016 Aid Transparency Index, which is published today.

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The sun shines on Ardbeg distillery warehouse

Why taxing global companies is hard

Should the profits on scotch whisky be taxed in Scotland, where it is made, or China where it is sold? And what about Google?

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Share the Road

Why cyclists cycle in the middle of the lane.

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Will we be the first generation to eradicate malaria?

This isn’t the first time that Bill Gates and the UK government have announced a $3bn plan to eradicate malaria.

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Price discrimination and welfare costs

There is nothing inherently wrong with price discrimination. But some of the mechanisms firms use to enforce it have huge welfare costs.

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Hillary Clinton attends the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting at The Shertaon New York Hotel on September 25, 2013 in New York City.

When the US Secretary of State reads your blog posts

One of my blog posts (written with Kim Elliott) ended up on Hillary Clinton’s desk according to the latest batch of released emails.

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